The Crowd Only Cared About Meghan Markle at Her Second Royal Appearance With Prince Harry

She was clearly touched by the show of support from people yelling "I love you Meghan!"

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just completed their second official royal engagement in London today, with royal fans and well-wishers describing the actress as "shy" and "overwhelmed" by all the love and support she received from the crowd.

The royal couple were visiting Reprezent radio station in south London's Brixton, to learn about their work supporting young people through mentoring programs in radio and broadcasting.

As they arrived, fans began chanting, "I love you Meghan!" One onlooker, jewelry designer Lenique Louis, told Elle UK that "Meghan was very graceful and humble."

"She was shy because she wasn't expecting people to shout her name like that," Louis continued. "They didn't even shout for Harry. It was all about Meghan. She was really overwhelmed when she got out the car, and she kept touching her mouth."

Louis added that Harry helped guide his fiancée through the crowd. "Harry touched her because she kept turning around [towards the crowd] and causing hysteria from all the people," Louis revealed. "Harry tapped her on her shoulder to tell her to turn away from the crowd."

Louis, who lives in Brixton, added that the royal visit to the south London area held a special significance for the community. "Brixton is a multicultural area and it's doing a lot of big things for young people. Hopefully, people will start investing in Brixton more, because now it's been given that royal stamp of approval—this will be part of Brixton's history."

After their tour of the radio station, the couple also stopped to speak to members of the crowd, with Markle accepting flowers from one well-wisher and shaking hands with others.

A local in the crowd, Jennifer, admitted she didn't know what the royal protocol was, but put her hand out and was warmly greeted by the 36-year-old actress. "I've never met a royal before—and I had no manicure!" she revealed. "But Meghan took my hand anyway, and she shook my hand. Harry didn't take my hand but he locked his eyes into mine as he came near with Meghan, as if to say, 'You're going near my wife!'" Jennifer added that Meghan told her it was "nice to meet you" as she held her hand.


As many royal fans have mentioned, the royal family's warm welcome to Meghan has been well-received across the United Kingdom. "I think it's fantastic," Jennifer told Elle UK. "I think the Queen has been great. Meghan's the first unmarried royal to be included in the Christmas celebrations. She's unified the nation. The way she's been received by the royal family—it's been lovely. And she stands alone. She's not a kept woman, she's not living in anyone's shadow. That's what Harry needed. Someone who can stand alone, and stand with him."


This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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